Christopher McKittrick


  • Web editor for VFX Voice, an authoritative publication on visual effects in film
  • Former editor for Creative Screenwriting
  • Anthologized in 100 Entertainers Who Changed America: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries and Roman Catholicism in Fantastic Film 

  • Author of Can't Give It Away on Seventh Avenue: The Rolling Stones and New York City


Christopher McKittrick is a film and entertainment writer whose writing on film has been anthologized in books including 100 Entertainers Who Changed America: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries and Roman Catholicism in Fantastic Film. He has spoken widely about film at national conferences and conventions, including New York Comic-Con and the Midwest American Culture Association Conference.

In addition to covering film and Hollywood for ThoughtCo, Christopher is a web editor for VFX Voice, a leading publication on visual effects in film and other industries. He was previously the U.S. editor for Creative Screenwriting. Christopher's film expertise has been quoted in outlets including the Wall Street Journal and 


Chris earned a M.A. in English & Creative Writing from Hofstra University. He also holds a B.A. in Film Studies & Production and a B.A. in English Creative Writing & Literature from Hofstra. 

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    Ida Lupino: Trailblazing Actor, Director, Producer, and Screenwriter

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey


    The 15 Most Important Movies of the 1960s

  • Live Free or Die Hard


    R-Rated Movies Cut to PG-13 by Studios

  • Filming Begins On Trainspotting 2


    Film Crew Jobs - What Do the People in Movie Credits Actually Do?

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    Why Hollywood Doesn't Take the Golden Globes Very Seriously

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    Exploitation Film: Grindhouse, Blaxploitation, and Other Genres

  • Roger Corman


    Roger Corman, King of B-Movies

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    Film Aspect Ratio: The History of Widescreen Movies

  • 1954-Director Alfred Hitchcock


    The Auteur Theory: Definition and Famous Auteur Directors

  • The Greatest Showman


    What Makes a Movie a "Sleeper Hit"?

  • The Wizard of Oz


    How Movies Went From Black and White to Color

  • Hollow Man - David Manning


    Did Sony Once Create a Fake Film Critic to Praise Its Movies?

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword


    The History of King Arthur on Film

  • List

    The 10 Most Famous Movie Critics of All Time

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle


    Mark Millar: The Comic Creator's Biggest Movie Blockbusters

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


    Emma Watson: The Progression of the Fan-Favorite 'Regression' Actress

  • Clara Bow


    Clara Bow: Hollywood's Original "It Girl"

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    The Most Successful MMA Fighters-Turned-Movie Actors

  • Red Empty Seats At Movie Theater


    The 12 Best Movie Franchises of All Time

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    How Marvel's Most Popular Character Went from MCU Outsider to Insider

  • Return of the King


    Do Blockbuster Movies Ever Win Best Picture Oscars?

  • Field of Dreams


    The Best Movies About Baseball

  • Once


    Ireland's 8 Most Successful Film Directors